Today marks the beginning of a new year! New dreams, new goals, new ambitions…a fresh start! Here is a poem I found that says it all so well.
What amazing gifts the new year brings!
An entire year’s worth of wonderful opportunities,
given to us one sunrise at a time.
Many of the moments ahead will be marvelously disguised as
ordinary days, but each one of us has the chance
to make something extraordinary out of them.
Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.
The secret of success is turning that diary
into the best story that you possibly can. Have pages on
understanding and tales of overcoming hardships.
Fill your story with enthusiasm, adventure, learning and laughter.
And make each chapter reflect time doing these things:
Follow your dreams. Work hard. Be kind. Do what you can
to make the door open on a day that is filled with inspiration
in some special way. Remember: Goodness will be rewarded.
Smiles will pay you back. Have fun. Find Strength. Be truthful. Have faith.
Don’t focus on anything you lack. Realize that people
are the treasures in life, and happiness is the real wealth.
Have a diary that describes how you are doing your best, and…
the rest will take care of itself.
By~ Douglas Pagels
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Today we say goodbye to James. He flies back to Japan today. It was so wonderful having everyone home over the holidays but it always comes time to say goodbye…this part is always so difficult for me! But you never know just maybe we will see James the end of March on our way back to China. We just may have to go via Japan…just maybe…
On New Year’s Day, one of my favorite things to do is take an early morning walk on Crescent Beach.
Happy New Year from the beautiful Crescent Beach in Nova Scotia, Canada!
It was such a beautiful morning for a drive.
Enjoy your first day of a brand new year!